I'm a mix of outspoken passion and playfulness, equally excited by political issues and art projects; creative, curious, and colorful; fond of adjectives and alliteration.
I grew up on Long Island, but I'm convinced that was just a fluke of the cosmos and I got lost on the way to being born. I love this city as if it were a benevolent wizard capable of consciously loving me back. I can't imagine living anywhere else. Though I will still correct you if you say "in" Long Island instead of "on."
Subway and sidewalk etiquette are important to me. Pop-up pools and pocket parks give me joy. I'd rather pretend I don't speak English than admit to a tourist that I don't know how to get to where they're going. I always stop to pet the bodega cat. I like my substance with a dash of style.
Picking out perfect birthday presents.
Constructing elaborate, lunatic Halloween costumes.
(*Not necessarily in that order.)
Almost anything by Margaret Atwood
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Hunger Games (I know, I know...)
Aliens, Inception, The Usual Suspects; Little Miss Sunshine, Run Lola Run; Pride & Prejudice, The Princess Bride...
I was one of the volunteer spellers when I saw The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway. My word was "pakapu." I got it wrong. It was devastating. :(
Better Call Saul, Survivor, and Game of Thrones are my must-see TV. I also have something of an unhealthy affinity for that Tiny House show on HGTV.
As a former college radio DJ, there will always be a special place in my heart for all things "alternative."
I could eat grilled cheese and tater tots or my mom's chicken lasagne every day of my life.
2. The Internet.
3. Prescription sunglasses.
4. An unlimited MetroCard.
5. My crazy, amazing siblings.
6. Parmesan flavor Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers.